The mission of the Department of Applied Health Sciences is to advance understanding about human health and well-being through research, instruction, and service.

The central concerns of department faculty and students are to prevent unhealthy behaviors and dangerous conditions from harming people, to correct these situations where they exist, and to help people adopt healthy behaviors.


Our over-arching goals are to prevent premature death and disability and to promote quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

The goal of the department, accordingly, is to provide students with the opportunity to establish a solid foundation and background in the applied health sciences professions through academic education and training in the classroom and the field.